Event Notices Transportation

Public Meeting Regarding the North Washington St. Bridge Project Tuesday, November 27

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) will hold three community meetings at the end of November to provide details and answer questions about the North Washington Street Bridge replacement project. The North End meeting will take place at the Nazzaro Center (30 N. Bennet Street) on Tuesday, November 27 at 6 p.m. Community members are Read More…

Transportation

Western Sidewalk on N. Washington St. Bridge Closes November 14

Beginning Wednesday, November 14, the western sidewalk (Charles River side) of the North Washington Street Bridge will be closed to all pedestrians as work continues on the bridge replacement project. The closure will begin immediately to the north (towards Charlestown) of the stairs leading to Lovejoy Wharf. The stairs and elevator to the wharf as Read More…

Transportation

North Washington St. Bridge Updates: One Lane Travel During Off-Peak Hours

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation has provided a construction look-ahead of the work to be done on the North Washington Street Bridge in the next two weeks. Daytime work will include drilling of north and south pier borings in the median with no travel impacts. Overnight weekday work and daytime work on Saturdays will include Read More…

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Update on North Washington Bridge Replacement Project; Temporary Bridge Finalized

State transportation officials issued an update on Monday regarding the North Washington Street Bridge Replacement Project. Notably, plans for a temporary bridge discussed at previous meetings have been confirmed in order to provided greater access for traffic during construction, including cars, bikes and pedestrians along the Freedom Trail. An existing playground at Paul Revere Park in Read More…

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Overnight Off-Peak Lane Closures for N. Washington Street Bridge Begin in October

News from MassDOT about upcoming utility work and community impact in regards to the North Washington Street Bridge Project. MassDOT is reminding the public that work-related activities, including utility operations, are beginning this month on the N. Washington Street bridge connecting the North End and Charlestown. This utility work will involve overnight off-peak lane closures. MassDOT, Read More…

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Notice to Proceed Issued for North Washington Street Bridge Reconstruction

News from MassDot regarding the start of construction for the replacement of the North Washington Street Bridge connecting the North End/Downtown to Charlestown. A formal Notice to Proceed (NTP) has been issued to MassDOT’s general contractor for the replacement of the North Washington Street Bridge Reconstruction Project as of August 2018. Internal coordination between the Read More…

Government Transportation

Elected Officials Object to Blocking Turns from N. Washington Street Bridge to North End’s Commercial Street

Local elected officials are objecting to plans that will block left turns from Charlestown to the North End’s Commercial Street during construction of a replacement North Washington Street Bridge. Instead, North End traffic is expected to be redirected down Thacher Street, Hanover Street and Atlantic Ave. and to loop back around. This traffic change is expected to bring Read More…

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Initial Questions About North Washington Street Bridge Project Answered at Neighborhood Council Meeting

Jeff Dietrich led a community chat at the April North End / Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) meeting to answer questions about the North Washington Street Bridge project and encourage residents to attend the upcoming public meetings. Thursday, April 12 at 6:30 p.m. at the Bunker Hill Knights of Columbus in Charlestown. Thursday, April 19 at 6:30 p.m. at the Read More…

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North Washington Street Bridge Project Approved

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) Board of Directors have approved a $177 million contract to replace the North Washington Street Bridge between the North End and Charlestown. Work-related activities including utility work are expected to begin this Spring and construction operations in the Fall. The bridge, including widened sidewalks, separated bike lanes, bus rapid Read More…

Transportation

North Washington Street Bridge Overnight Lane Closures

The Boston Transportation Department is advising drivers that lane reductions will be in effect on the North Washington Street Bridge from 7 PM, Wednesday, October 25, through 5 AM, Thursday, October 26, to allow for necessary bridge repairs. Inbound travel lanes will be closed to all traffic, and inbound and outbound traffic will both be maintained using Read More…

Transportation

Federal Funding Awarded for North Washington Bridge Replacement

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation has announced that it has received federal funding for the replacement of the North Washington Street Bridge, the bridge that carries traffic between Charlestown and the North End in Boston. The $50.5 million award will also fund replacing a bridge that carries Route 44 over Route 24 in Raynham. “These Read More…

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Project Video: North Washington Street Bridge Reconstruction is Coming

At the June 2017 North End Waterfront Residents’ Association meeting, Nathaniel Curtis spoke about the upcoming North Washington Street Bridge Replacement Project. The project, which could start construction later this year or in early 2018, is expected to last 4 years. As it stands, the current bridge is over a century old and will be replaced with Read More…